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cbs this morning starts right now. this has been a cbs news special report. i'm nora o'donnell in boston. ♪ good morning to viewers in the west. tuesday, april 16, 2013. welcome to a special edition of "cbs this morning." terror at the boston marathon. two bombs leave three people dead. more than 140 injured and a nation in shock. john miller has the latest on the investigation. h boston emotional stories emerging from people's whose lives changed in an instant. we'll talk to eyewitnesss and a doctor who is treating the injured. and amid the horrific story, stories of kindness and compassion. >> we begin with today's eye
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opener, your world in 90 seconds. yesterday, terror was brought to the city of boston. >> our mission is clear, to bring to justice those responsible for the marathon bombings. >> authorities search for answers, after two deadly bombs blast the boston marathon. >> something just blew up! >> oh my god. >> two explosions within ten seconds, 100 yards apart. >> two confirmed dead 140 others injured. >> the volume of patients come this quickly. >> the injuries ranged from shrapnel wounds to burst air drums to amputations. >> this is like a bomb explosion we hear about the news in baghdad. >> the blasts on patriots day, thousands packing the streets on a holiday. >> there were just people everywhere just legs gone.
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>> it was horrible. the scene we saw was horrible. >> this will not be taken in stride. we'll turn every rock over to find the people responsible for this. >> cities like miami, chicago, new york, los angeles, all on heightened states of alert this morning. >> london marathon we'll go ahead as planned on sunday. organizers reviewing security surrounding the event. >> all that -- >> moments of silence at ballparks and arenas around the country for those exacted by the boston bombings. >> boston is my hometown. my thoughts and prayers to the people of boston and everybody who has been affected by this absolutely senseless act. >> and all that matters. >> this touching tribute. the green building lit up as the american flag. >> boston is a tough andry resilient town. the american people will be with them every step of the way.
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>> welcome to "cbs this morning." norah o'donnell joins us from boston. >> good morning, charlie. everyone waking up in the west we are learning new details about yesterday's bombing at the boston marathon. the bombings killed three people and we've learned now injured more than 150 others. authorities just held a news conference a short time ago. updating the investigation and here is a portion of that briefing. >> it's important to clarify that two and only two explosive devices were found yesterday. other parcels, all other parcels in the area of the blast have been examined but there are no unexploded bombs there were no unexploded explosive devices found. >> and the head of boston's fbi
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also said this morning they know of no additional threats at this time, but to expect an enhanced police presence. on monday's explosion, happens without warning, they cause chaos in a day when boston was supposed to be celebrating, jeff glor here with more. >> good morning. it is difficult to describe just what the marathon means to the city. but this morning, even more difficult to process why someone would do this. it was the final stretch. the first bomb by the crowd near the finish line the next explosion, just seconds later. >> knocked me to the ground and then, you know everybody started running, there was some bad looking people. >> the immediateafter math aftermath of
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shock. but soon they were taking down barricades to reach the wounded. >> over there, body parts. people blown apart. >> wheelchairs were used to rush dazed victims to triage for care. >> they are on the way, sir. on the way. >> this is a powerful blast with serious, serious injuries. >> among the 140 people hurt, boston police say there was an 8-year-old boy. there to greet his father at the finish line. he did not survive. his sister also reportedly lost her leg. and his mother was seriously injured. >> this amount of carnage in a civilian population is something we expect in war. >> reporter: all of the happening during one of the world's most historic marathons. more than 23,000 runners participated in year. in particularly what is a day of triumph and celebration in boston. >> this is the real deal. >> reporter: investigateors say the first bomb went off at 2:50 p.m. a few hundred feet from
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the finish line. 12 seconds later, the second explosion. about a hundred yards down the street. dawn bennett was there, began recording video with her phone just after the first blast. >> something blew up! everyone immediately started running the other way. sun asked is that blood on the road? and it was. and, you know it hits you really hard. >> reporter: limited details have emerged about how the bombs were detonated or by whom. police say a search warrant related to the investigation was issued for an apartment in the boston suburb of revere. >> we will work diligently to gather information and the facts and bring those responsible for the crime to justice as quickly as possible. >> reporter: at a press conference monday night, president obama promised support for the city of boston and answers. >> we will get to the bottom of this and find out who did this we'll find out why they did this.
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>> reporter: this morning, boston police commissioner ed davis said at the news conference that this was the most complicated crime scene the boston police department has ever started to process. and, norah, the mayor tom menino said yesterday was a bad day for boston, but the city will overcome. >> not necessarily about those who did something did to those running, but the strength of those helping. >> we saw that immediately, those taking down the barricades to get to those who needed to go to the hospital. >> good morning. jonathan elias, who, why, how? where is the investigation now weapon with respect to who might have done this? >> a home was searched overnight. that home belongs to someone in the hospital suffering from burns. very near the bomb when it went off.
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stopped by three boston detectives and questioned. found him suspicious and had police stay with him. sources tell me he's been cooperative. and fully cooperative throughout the investigation. they say he burns on his hands, treated for those. he said he was near the blast when it went off and started moving away at the time. the bomb dog brought in to sniff him and his clothing and alerted on that but that wouldn't be unusual to someone who was by a bomb when it went off. >> what about the search of the house? >> took some items, but didn't find a bomb factory, nothing that jumped off the page. they are being very careful to examine that lead, not get tunnel vision. a lot of other leads to focus on. and that's just one of them. >> where do those leads come from? >> they will come from the public. one of the things they are asking for, along with the security camera video that they are looking at.
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stuff watching off the new reels in television they are shot on the iphone, smartphone cameras, there could be something significant in that. they did that at the olympic park bombings in 1997. and they were overwhelmed with the volume. of course, exponentially, we have to say, no one doesn't have a camera on them. that will be a lot to go through. >> what are they learning from the detonated devices? >> victims have forms of metal and shards of objects there might have been shrapnel intentionally. things like nuts bolts, or nails. they are seeing pitting marks in the wall from objects that blew there. it looks like someone put this together as an antipersonnel device. >> what is it like for people who are talking to? >> how do you mean that literally or figuratively? >> what it smells like to them
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is a very simple device classic hme, charlie. home made explosives things that can be put together with readily available materials, no claim of responsibility. it's early, but the immediate thing they are saying this seems like someone who is right here and not connected to a foreign terrorist organization in terms of the plotting and planning. no claim of responsibility, so on. >> should point out, no one taking credit at this time. the investigation continues, we're seeing a remarkable kind of cooperation. we saw a press conference from all of the people involved. go back now to boston and norah o'donnell. norah. >> that's right, john miller thank you. and charlie, as you've heard, eyewitnesss say it's a horrific scene at the marathon finish line. medical tents set up for the race were turned into emergency rooms, and don dahlor joins us
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from massachusetts general hospital. >> reporter: victims were brought to area boston hospitals, massachusetts general who took in 29. word of the bombing came out, hospitals quickly sfrangprang into action evacuated emergency rooms. in a post 9/11 world, hospitals were training for the worst and yesterday they saw it. the very moment the bombs went off, hundreds of police emergency medical technicians and doctors and nurses who were spectators immediately began treating the gravely injured. >> this is like explosion we hear about the news in baghdad or israel or some other place in the world. >> reporter: aid stations in place for the race were transformed eded to triage centers. they were stabilized before
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being transported, which saved many lives. >> some injuries were profound. one woman lost her leg, was bleeding. we took care of those we could. >> dr. aheadrydrienne was treating those injured. >> we don't expect to see a bomb explosion. >> reporter: by the time they began arriving in emergency rooms, hospital staff were ready. >> the individuals individually are not completely outside the pale. >> patients have everything from minor eardrum blasts all the way through to really serious limb injuries and some serious head injuries as well. >> we know of at least six children injured, ranging from teens to a toddler. last night a 2-year-old boy underwent surgery for a grievous head injury.
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norah. >> tough to hear. don dahler thank you. doctor richard wofllfe, from deaconess medical center. how are people doing? >> everyone is still alive, which is a good thing. we have two in critical condition. well there are four two very critical. >> reporter: had you 21 people? >> 24 total. seven released and 17 needed admitted to the hospital. >> reporter: what are you seeing from injuries? a lot of discussion about shrapnel, whether there are ball bearings or nails in the bombs. any of that you have seen? >> it's been primarily shrapnel to the lower extremities. some to the hands, but mainly devastating to the limbs, two
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amputations and a number of serious wounds that require fairly aggressive care. >> what is the road to recovery look like? >> the road to recovery for the people with the wound injuries could be quite good at this point. they were debrided may take time to heal but we are hopeful people will do well. >> i've heard incredible stories of people in the seven hospitals around here. people whose day off came in did you ever see anything like this in your hometown? >> no we didn't expect this in boston frankly. we have seen other disasters elsewhere, and i have to say, the combination of the way people responded, spontaneously and came within 15 minutes, able to multiply the size of our staff five fold the way everybody interfaced and functioned as a team. and the training that's been ongoing since september 11th really did playoff in a way that was remarkable. the smoothest, sort of handling of mass casualty i have ever
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seen in my career. >> reporter: what do you need? do you need anything? >> we need for nothing else to happen i think. but i think at this point, able to integrate patients quickly into the system. the health care system functioning, and things are working very very well. >> all right. best to you and your whole team. dr. richard wolfe. and cbs station here in boston wbz was broadcasting the marathon and here is how things unfolded just right after the first explosion. >> oh, my god. they are dead. >> and you just heard wbz's jonathan aliaos he was there, and the scene just 30 feet away.
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he joins us now. good morning to you. you were so close describe what you saw. >> so we were at the finish line. we covered the race and the marathon is a duel in the city. we were standing at the finish line, myself a photographer and producer. and at the finish line people run across see how excited they were to get across high-fiving and looking exactly the way across the finish line when the bomb went off, and the destruction ty nature of this thing, you felt a big huge piece of fireworks went off you and then the second blast went off and immediately everybody knew what was going on. most people journalling in the street, running to get away and brian, the photographer i was working with, big fellow 6'5" ran over started grabbing the barricades to tear them down to get to victims. and the people on the ground just 15 maybe 20 bodies on the ground and nobody was screaming, nobody was saying anything. you could see shell shock in their eyes are as they were stunned. but you looked down at injuries
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limbs torn off, and the one thing that stood out in my mind with everybody on the ground there was a little kid, a little boy, and maybe six or seven, just sitting upright, blood on his face no other major damage it looked like to him and his father at his feet lying down trying to get up his leg had been blown up. >> reporter: watching his father? >> a farahway stare. everybody had the same faraway stare. within seconds, had you ems, police volunteers jumping in to help when they could. >> thank you for bringing up that account. we appreciate it. >> tighter security in landmarks in washington and other cities. president obama says whoever is responsible will be caught. major garrett at the white house. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie. overnight, president obama was briefed by top white house
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counterterrorism official lisa monaco, about the criminal investigation and the ongoing federal response. later today, the president will meet with monaco and robert muller quite likely mr. obama will address the bombings later today. although i must emphasize nothing official on the president's schedule. >> we should anticipate that as we get more information, our teams will provide you briefings. we're still on the investigation stage at this point, but i want to reiterate, we will find out who did this and we will hold them accountable. >> in a couple of hours, the president will receive the presidential daily briefing, the global summary of all intelligence and the president wants to know charlie what was learned overnight and what threats if any might be linked back to the boston bombings.
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>> major, the president did not call it an act of terrorism, many people are. the reason for the white house holding back or the president specifically holding back? >> those closest to the president say the president didn't want to invoke the word to get ahead of the facts or evidence in the case. it was clear after the president's remarks no, doubt that this was an act of terror. two bombs going off with some kind of synchronized menace behind them and the president and the federal government will treat this as a terrorist investigation, build it gradually so the case wind advisory in effect. and breezy approaching the bay. temperatures in the 30s and 40s
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two explosions knocked him off his feet. >> officials say no one expected this attack. how can the public be protected from unexpected danger? former new york city mayor rudy giuliani offers lessons from 9/11. >> how the people from boston rushed in to hadn't the victims on "cbs this morning." wow, i've been claritin clear for 10 days! when your allergies start, doctors recommend taking one non-drowsy claritin every day during your allergy season for continuous relief. 18 days! 17 days! 22 days of continuous relief. live claritin clear. every day. walgreens can help when you're at the corner of "allergies" and "even more allergies." come to walgreens for expert advice and the right products, like claritin bonus packs - now $18.99 with balance rewards card. at the corner of happy and healthy.
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your local news is next. among thos hi everyone and good morning. 7:26. get you updated on bay area headlines now. a 12-year-old boy is among those injured by the explosions in boston yesterday. he is expected to have more surgery later today. he cheered his mother as she was finishing that marathon. and a 7-year-old girl died overnight in a fire in san jose. she was found dead in a structure behind a house on north 5th street. and two people were killed in a house fire as well in west san jose last night. an elderly woman was rescued from a home. but she could not be revived. a second victim was found inside that home. got your traffic and weather for tuesday coming up after the break.
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good morning everybody. we're going to go to chopper 5 pictures shot earlier this morning of the accident scene there. is two right lanes of south 1012 are going to be closed until at least 10:00 this morning. the truck caring debris. also, long delays for the pass. over one hour leaving grant line. all right. we've got a lot of sunshine around the bay area. going to be windy in spots today, but not as windy as yesterday. looking good. we will see sunshine around the bay area. and the temperatures, a little chilly in areas. 39 degrees in napa. 40s elsewhere around the bay area. still going to see gusty wins through the delta and central valley and the coast. temperatures in 50s and 60s. warmer temperatures the next few days.
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♪ welcome back to "cbs this morning." i'm charlie rose. norah o'donnell is in boston covering the aftermath of yesterday's bombing. coming up in this half hour we'll ask former new york city mayor rudy giuliani how to prevent these attacks and how to respond when they happen and the people of boston responded by opening their homes and hearts to the victims. we'll show you some of these acts of kindness this morning. right now we go back to norah o'donnell in boston. >> that's right, charlie. there are many incredible acts of kindness that happened in the aftermath and just even talking to many of the people as we were setting up this morning you see some of the people who ran the marathon yesterday coming out to see what's going on. a lot to tell you about this morning. also, we should update you that authorities are looking for
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suspects and a motive in yesterday's double bombing. a person of interest is under guard at a local hospital and last night police searched his apartment in nearby revere. the two bombs exploded within seconds of each other near the 8-year-old boy. more than 140 were wounded. thousands of people here were affected by monday's bombing. this morning's "boston globe" highlights some of the victims. this is a story that really touched me this morning. liz norton is a mother of five and two of her sons had gone to watch a friend run the marathon. both of her sons were badly injured in the bombing. each of the brothers ages 31 and 33 lost a leg from this knee down. just this year they lost their
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jobs as roofers and now they have been severely injured. norton says her sons apparently were standing next to that 8-year-old boy, charlie, who died in the blast. >> incredible stories of desperate thing that happened to people standing by. norah, thank you. investigators are looking through the clues to find who is responsible for the deadly bombing. it's likely to be a very tough job. bob orr is in washington. bob, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie. the fbi is leading a worldwide investigation checking all intelligence leads and possible informants trying to find out who planted the bombs in boston. as we've been saying they've been questioning one man who was said to be acting suspiciously at the scene but no one has yet been identified as a suspect. boston officials said monday's twin bombing attack came with no warning. >> we talk about the threat picture all the time as we lead up to this particular event and we have no information that this was going to happen.
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>> reporter: as federal and local investigators try to determine who was behind the attack the lack of any credible threat might be an important clue. >> it's the most difficult work in america. >> reporter: former homeland security secretary tom ridge says the absence of intelligence might suggest the attacker is not affiliated with a larger terrorist group. >> it may lead to the fact that this was not connected to a major jihadist organization. this might very well have been a domestic terrorist. >> reporter: a lone wolf like eric rudolph responsible for bombings in the mid '90s including the explosion in atlanta's olympic park. officials will look at when monday's attack occurred. this week has been a hot button for domestic extremists. those who analyze previous attacks say the key is to cast a wide net for potential culprits.
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>> i don't think we can assume that we know who has perpetrated these attacks before we do the investigation. what we have learned is various groups, domestic international, learn to adapt but they have a common goal in mind which is to kill lots of people and top get lots of attention. >> reporter: the reality, says ridge, it's impossible to guarantee security at every public event. >> they probably had undercover police. they probably had observers on the roof. i suspect they had cameras. they had people roaming the area. again, open public venue 500,000 people you can't create a fail safe environment. >> reporter: investigators have swept up a large amount of potential evidence including small bomb fragments and surveillance pictures and tape but we have to say it's too early to know if this attack was a work of a terror group, domestic or foreign, or the act of a lone wolf who was inspired to act out.
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charlie? >> bob orr, thanks. cities around the country increased security. with us now is rudy giuliani mayor of new york city during the 9/11 attacks who consults with other cities on handling terror attacks and also john miller, nypd commissioner during mr. giuliani's tenure. a this turns the clock back to 2001. whatever the thinking was on september 12th is now the thinking today. >> it really reminds us right, of what we knew on september 11th and september 12th that the big news here is this is a horrible attack terrible attack, my heart goes out to the people that were hurt but surprising there haven't been more of these since september 11th. we expected many attacks like this. the raleally remarkable story is so many has been prevented. what we have been doing hasn't
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worked 100% but it's worked well so we learn from this to prevent something like this in future as well. >> what do you think boston officials are doing this morning? >> they are trying to catch the guy who did it. i was in london when the attack in london took place a half block away from liverpool station when the bomb went off. they caught those guys by the next day because london is virtually a hollywood studio. cameras all over the place. i went to the headquarters late that night and they already picked the guys out. they had them in freeze frames. they had guys they thought did it. >> charlie, what i would ask mayor giuliani. you look at something like this. the boston marathon. they have done it for years. they sweep the finish line with bomb dogs. you have a crowd that goes for 26 miles. as a mayor when you look at this, how do you go ahead with the next new york marathon? >> good question. we faced new year's eve first
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year i was in office together and that was after the first attack on the world trade center. every new year's eve we expected a terrorist attack. i had a big decision to make in 2001 whether to have the marathon or not. we policeded it with 3,000 or 4,000 police officers. they were there three or four days before checking out every possible manhole cover but then even with that who knows what can happen. you do the best you can. you can't stop life as we know it otherwise these people win. and then they immobilize us and we're letting them do it to us. >> people doing lots of post-mortem post-mortems. why were there so many trash cans around? >> probably because they wanted to make sure that things were deposited and didn't want a lot of litter. the more trash cans the more you have to search.
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we will learn something from this but we shouldn't blame people. in advance it's hard to think of everything. there will be some mistakes they made. now in the future those mistakes won't get mad. >> thank you. norah? >> you know, charlie, when yesterday's first bomb went off, video captured one marathon runner. the guy knocked to the pavement who had on the orange there. his name is bill iffrig. he's 78 years old. terrell brown is here with that story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. bill iffrig was about to finish his third run in the boston marathon when the first explosion went off and literally knocked him off his feet. as the first bomb exploded near the finish line one runner is seen falling to the ground. legs buckled by the blast. the runner is 78-year-old bill iffrig.
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>> shock waves just hit my whole body and my legs just started jittering around. i knew i was going down. >> reporter: a veteran of 45 marathons. iffrig traveled from his home in washington state to run the boston marathon for a third time. >> i was just approaching the last straightaway to the finish line. i had a good day. i was feeling really good. >> reporter: fewer than 20 feet from the finish line when the explosion forced him down. iffrig says his injuries were minor. >> didn't feel any severe pain. as i rolled over i seen a scratch on my leg. nothing too bad. i laid there just momentarily. >> iffrig was surrounded by first responders and helped up by marathon officials as wounded were taken away from the scene, iffrig walked a half mile to meet his wife at their hotel right after he crossed the
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finish line. he did finish the boston marathon and then had a half mile walk to the hotel room to meet his wife. >> what an incredible story. thank you. when bombs exploded here in boston, people started helping each other. this story is about terror but also about the many acts of kindness. we'll have that ahead on "cbs this morning."
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♪ here in boston, chaos broke out immediately after the marathon bomb blasts. in the middle of all of the fear and panic, people stepped up to help one another and there are countless stories of acts of kindness by strangers.
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elaine quijano is also here in boston and has that story. elaine good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, norah. those acts of kindness ranged anywhere from simply offering someone a beverage to dehydrated marathon runners reportedly ripping out their ivs in order to make room for bomb victims. those acts on a day when this town needed them most. within seconds after the explosion, marathon runners and bystanders joined forces with emergency responders all headed in one direction. towards the chaos. ripping past barricades to help victims who had suffered horrible injuries. >> they responded within 15 seconds. you saw everybody coming down here. >> a team. we really tried to work together to take care of the people coming in. that's what we did. >> reporter: a peace activist
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seen rushing to the scene and helped wheel a victim with a gruesome leg injury to an ambulance nearby. >> let's go people. >> reporter: there weren't just people at the scene wanting to help. online by monday evening a google registry for stranded victims seeking shelter had over 8,000 offerings. corporations also chipped in. several airlines waived fees for blight changes and they expanded local wi-fi and network capacities to meet the heightened demand. joe andruzzi pictured here carrying a woman to safety after the explosion issued a statement praising efforts across the board saying the spotlight should remain firmly on the countless civilians who did whatever they could to save lives. they were the true heroes. a reaction echoed by boston district attorney dan conley
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last night. >> that's what americans do in times of crisis. we come together and we help one another. moments like this terrible as they are don't show our weakness. they show our strength. >> reporter: red cross officials have set up a service on their website to help keep track of people who made it out okay. they they are not asking for blood. they say they have enough on their shelves. another testament to the kindness of others. norah? >> elaine quijano. charlie, it's important to tell these stories about just how many people here reached out to help other fellows. people that didn't run away but ran towards the victims to help them. >> i also understand that they cleared the crime scene reasonably quick which enables looking at changes for today. a lot of sunshine to begin the
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a 12-year-old fr good morning everyone. it's 7:56. your headlines on this tuesday morning statement-year-old boy is among those recovering from injuries from the explosions in boston. he was hit in the leg. he is due for more surgery. he was at the marathon finish line cheering on his mother who was in the race. -year-old girl is dead, the victim of a fire in san jose overnight. it began around 11:30 last night. investigators say the fire was at a converted living location. it's a small unit the back of a standard home. her 4-year-old sister is now being treated for injuries as well. traffic and weather on your tuesday coming up after the break. she also has asthma. so she sees her allergist who has a receptionist susan
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good morning to you. it's 8:00. welcome back to cbs this morning. police search the home of a person of interest in the boston marathon bombing. investigators are looking for answers and a motive. other cities are on alert this morning. nypd commissioner ray kelly will tell us how this city is responding. but first, here's a look at today's eye opener at 8:00. >> we will find out who did this, and we will hold them accountable. >> the most complicated crime scene the boston police department has ever started the process. >> the fbi this morning is leading a worldwide investigation, but no one has yet been identified as a suspect. >> a home was searched in revere. they are being very careful to fully examine that lead but not
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to get tunnel vision. >> the victims were brought to seven boston area hospitals. >> patients have everything from minor sort of eardrum-type blasts all the way to really serious limb injuries. >> the per cussive nature you felt like a big piece of fireworks had gone off after you. >> the shock waves hit my whole body and my legs started jittering around. i knew i was going around. >> why were there so many trash cans around? >> we will learn something from this, but we shouldn't blame the people, because in advance, it's hard to think of everything. >> we saw civilians running to help the victims right alongside members of the boston police department and ems. that's what americans do in times of crisis we come together and we help one another. >> i'm charlie rose with gayle king in new york. norah o'donnell is in boston. a short time ago, the white house lowered to half staff.
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at a news conference this morning, officials had a warning. >> what occurred yesterday in boston was an act of cowardess. while there will be the opportunity in the future at the conclusion of this investigation to define this act, make no mistake, an act of cowardness and this severity cannot be justified or explained. >> the two explosions killed three people. officials say this morning at least 176 were wounded. let's go back to norah in boston. norah, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, gayle and charlie. one eyewitness to this whole thing said the aftermath reminded him of baghdad in iraq. of course, this happened in the center of boston's back bay, where we are this morning, full of offices, stores upscale homes. thousands of people were in the area as the bombs went off, and this morning we are now just three blocks east of the marathon finish line. joining us here is jeff glor
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who begins our coverage this morning. we know the fbi is in charge of this investigation. that's where it happened. >> three blocks away. this is typically an area many runners would end up funneling through right here and the public yard and boston common. that's the route i took after i ran the boston marathon, ofshl, yesterday. a lot of runners didn't get a chance to do that. regarding the search of the apartment in revere investigators were seen leaving with paper bags plastic bags and a duffel bag, but police have not said anything more about that as they work on that search. here in the city it is not business as usual, but more streets are reopening this morning. we have seen more people gather behind us to try to get a look at boylston street and where this happened. the game between the celtics and pacers last night, the nba game was cancelled last night in boston. the league says that will not be rescheduled. >> i'm also struck by the stories we're hearing about this morning, the 8-year-old boy who was killed in this attack.
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his mother and his sister reportedly, injured. >> your heart sinks. his father had just finished the race. the boy apparently went to congratulate his father. went back to see the mother and that's when the blast went off. >> incredibly sad. also apparently standing next to the 8-year-old boy, two brothers their story is on the front page of "the boston globe" this morning. their mother, a mother of five and two of her boys have reportedly lost legs as a result of this tragedy. >> saw it every year i lived here both sides of boylston are jammed. there's no city like it in the world to watch a marathon. so many people come out and are so supportive of the commitment people make to run these marathons. in this particular case so young were hurt it's very difficult to process. >> we're going to talk later this hour with kylie atkins. she was standing in between where those two bombs went off. that's a little bit later in our
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show. jeff, thank you very much. charlie and gayle? >> thank you norah. after the bombs exploded in boston, new york city went on high alert. new york police commissioner ray kelly said new york is already a target, so they have to be ready. kelly is here along with john miller, a former nypd deputy commissioner. welcome to both. john, what's the latest we know in this ongoing story and investigation? >> in boston you have the search that was conducted last night, that is related to the individual in the hospital. someone, obviously, according to police, very close to the blast when it happened. he was seen walking away. he had burns on his hand stopped by three detectives. he is not a suspect at this time but he's certainly someone they are looking at because of what was described as suspicious behavior at the scene. basically, they are going to go through his entire life in terms of the investigation where was her, what is his phone say, who are his associates the search
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of the apartment, the seizing of the car, looking for trace evidence. that's a start, but right now, the only thing that they have pointing to him is where he was at the time and his behavior as it was described by the detectives. >> commissioner kelly, in the aftemath of this what are your concerns for new york? >> obviously, we're concerned about similar types of events. we've had 16 plots against the city since september 11 2001. in the last six months we've had five individuals either arrested or convicted for plotting against new york city. so, you know we believe that the threat has remained constant since 9/11. >> but you have said to scott pelley last night, when the crosshairs of terrorists and you said you have to maintain a 360-degree perimeter, how difficult is that? >> very difficult, because we're an open city we're an open society in this country. we have about 10 million people
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a day that come into new york on a business day, so obviously, it's very very challenging. we need intelligence we need cooperation. we've have had now as never before among federal, local, and state agencies. but, we cannot let our guard down. certainly, that's our operating premise in new york city. >> you look at similarities between what we saw yesterday and what we saw in atlanta, the olympic park bombing. you look at the idea we had a new york city marathon that was cancelled this year. you know, you have to look at the way you police that event and say, could that have been us. >> yeah, there are no guarantees. it could be us. no question about it. we invest certainly more than any city i'm aware of in our counterterrorism efforts, but there are no guarantees. it's 26 miles long. this could have happened anywhere along the 26 miles. >> john i want to go back to your point about the person of interest, is what they are
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calling him. how often does a person of interest then become a suspect? >> sometimes they are a person of interest for good reason and develop into a suspect, but i have to caution, we throw the "suspect" word around in the heat of battle here. you know persons of interest whether it was richard joule in the olympic park bombing or steven hatfield in the anthrax case, sometimes they have nothing to do with it. and part of the process is putting the intensive effort to go one way or another, can we lock this person down for a really good reason or can we eliminate them and move on to other aspects of the investigation. smptle >> is it telling to either of you no one has claimed responsibility for this act of terror? >> i think no credible group has claimed responsibility. probably by this time there's a lot of strange things on the internet, but i think, you know as been said no group that we think has any credibility to it. >> in fact pakistani taliban
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said they didn't have anything to do with it. one thing we want to hear is a very good investigation and cooperation between the fbi and the boston police. you've got the special agent in charge up in boston and has been there for a few years, and ed davis, the police commissioner of boston these guys are joined at the hip. they have a seamless relationship. their people work together every day, not just in cry circumstances and that's going to help. >> thank you, john, mr. kelly. >> commissioner john miller and ray kelly, thank you. steven abel was covering the marathon for the boston globe and recorded the explosion and aftermath with his camera and joins us this morning. david, good morning, how are you doing? >> i'm okay. it's been a long awful 24 hours, but i'm hanging in there. >> reporter: still in a state of shock? >> you know it's really challenging to process what i witnessed, and there's just a lot of really awful things. but i'm hanging in there. >> reporter: what did you
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witness? >> so i was on the finish line taking video of runners as they were coming in. when suddenly i felt the ground shake. i heard a massive boom and i saw a large plume of smoke. >> reporter: we're watching the video that you shot right now. >> took a little while to figure out what was happening. and as soon as we heard the second blast, it was quite clear what had happened. >> reporter: did you know that immediately after the second blast this was an act of terror? >> absolutely. i described it as similar to when the second plane hit the world trade center. at first it could have been a fluke fluke. we thought maybe it was machinery malfunctioning, a gas explosion, but as soon as we heard the second blast, it was quite clear what happened. >> reporter: how severe were some of the injuries that you saw? >> it was definitely the worst thing i've seen in my life, and i've covered some pretty gruesome things over the years. you know it was a lot of mangled limbs, a lot of blood, a
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lot of shattered glass and broken people. >> reporter: all right, well david, thank you for joining us this morning and thank you for sharing your video with us. we wish you the best. the final mile the final mile of this year's boston marathon was dedicated to the newtown, connecticut, shooting victims. and now both communities are shared in sorrow. we'll hear from some of the
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?x the boston marathon is more than a century old. it's always been one of america's premiere road races. richard schlesinger takes a look at this great event that is now changed forever. >> reporter: people use the term ikeconic to describe the boston marathon and for good reason. it's the most widely viewed sporting event in new england. about 500,000 spectators turn out to watch the race along its route. it is the ideal stage to showcase what men and women are
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capable of. this is what the boston marathon should be known for. what runners and spectators want to remember. since the start in 1897 plenty of history has been made here. >> here they come. 184 of them. >> reporter: history to be proud of mostly. >> and now the finish. >> reporter: just two years ago on an april day in 2011 geoffrey mutai made the 26.2 miles in just 2:03:02. it could have been the fastest marathon ever run. there are no records from the ancient times when the first marathon was run. in the 2002 race margaret okayo receipt a woman's record. 2:20:43 seconds. there's been extraordinary efforts in the past to make a
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statement in this race. in 1967 kathrine switzer became the first woman to run with a race number despite one race official's effort to stop her. in 1980 rosie finished first among women but cheated by entering the racecourse near the finish line. that was a scandal and not a tragedy. today instead of focusing on the winners, the front runners, and those who win merely by competing, this is the focus. and the mind goes back to other iconic images of a troubled time in america, other innocent settings overwhelmed by evil. now the history of this iconic race will be stained with this. records will stand, personal stories will endure but the history of the race will have to
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be punctuated by two sharp blasts and the bloody aftermath because of what happened in this race on this spot on this day. for "cbs this morning," richard schlesinger, new york. >> so there it is. the greatness of the marathon number one and what it means to boston and we think today of the people who have been hurt and damaged and killed. at the same time as the investigation goes on it's important to remember that a resilient city has to come back. a resilient city has to show its strength. >> and they will come back. i saw an interview with a runner who said a moment of joy turned into panic and heart wrenching fear but she said we're resilient and will get through this. that is true. we'll have reporters firsthand accounts from the scene of the bombings ahead on "cbs this morning." your local news is coming up next.
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addres good morning everyone. it's 8:25. time for news headlines. president barack obama is expected to address the nation in just a couple minutes regarding yesterday's deadly explosions in boston. we will carry his statement live about 8:30 a.m. and you can watch it at kpix.com at our website. in response to yesterday's bomb, some cities have been stepping up security, including at sporting events. however there, are no reports of specific threats locally in the area. a 7-year-old girl was killed in a late night fire in san jose. the fire started around 11:30 last night of investigators say the fire was in a converted living location, a small unit in the back of the home. a 4-year-old sister of the girl who die san diego being treated
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for injuries suffered in the fire. no word on a possible cause. traffic and weather for this tuesday coming up right after the break.
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good morning everybody. very long delays at the bay bridge toll plaza where the meeters lights are on. traffic is backed up. and just report of a new accident in oakland, 580 westbound. it's blocking the right lane. san mateo bridge, coming and going. it's going to be slow westbound
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92 off of the bridge towards foster city. you will find an accident in the clearing stages, south 101, right lane shut down. and a lot of sunshine around the bay area now. it's chilly in spots headed out the door. looks like it's going to be win did in some areas today but in the as windy overall as yesterday. nice and clear, blue skies will continue throughout the day today. the temperatures, got 4 4 degrees. and 44 degrees now in the napa valley. by the afternoon, warmer. mid up toker 60s some spots and inland pushing 70 degrees. but a wind advisory through the delta. this is a cbs news special report. i'm anthony mason in new york. president obama about to make a statement about the deadly terror attack at the boston marathon. to get you up to date three people were killed when two bombs went off near the finish
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line 17 66 people treated at boston area hospitals. no other explosive devices found. bob orr with information on the makeup of the bombs. bob. >> that's right, anthony. law enforcement officials told us they are learning more about the two bombs. these were two ied stzs, impro fized explosive devices placed near ground level. there is conflict inging information on whether they were in trash cans or placed on the ground near trash recans. they were laced with ball bearings, nails. these were purposefully designed to cause maximum damage in a crowded area. no claims of responsibility, there are no official suspects
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investigators have been talking to people. they talked to a young saudi man, but our sources are telling us that so far, is he not even a of interest and we're not sure if that will lead anywhere. right now, they have to consider the whole gamut of suspects from international terrorists to lone wolves. they are asking the public to help by turning in pictures and videos taken near the finish line. they hope that lead to whoever placed those bombs anthony. >> bob, we expect the president momentarily. police and federal agents have appealed to the public asking for amateur video and photographs. here now the president. >> good morning, everybody. i have just been briefed by my national security team including fbi director muller attorney general holder, secretary napolitano and counterterrorism and homeland security advisor lisa monaco on the attacks in boston. we continue to deploy law
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enforcement resources to protect our citizens to investigate, and to respond to this attack. obviously, first thought this morning are with the victims. their families, and the city of boston. we know that two explosions gravely wounded dozens of americans and took the lives of others including an 8-year-old boy. this was a heinous and cowardly act and given what we know now about what took place, the fbi is investigating it as an act of terrorism. any time bombs are used to target innocent civilians, it is an act of terror. what we don't yet know, however, is who carried out this attack or why. whether it was planned and executed by a terrorist organization, foreign or domestic, or was the act of mall
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malevoleance by an individual? we don't yet know. it will take time to follow every lead and determine what happened. but we will find out. we will find whoever harmed our citizens and bring them to justice. we also know this. the american people refuse to be terrorized. because what the world saw yesterday, the aftermath of the explosions, were stories of heroism, kindness generosity, and love. exhausted runners who kept running to the nearest hospital to give blood and those who stayed to tend to the wounded. some tearing off their own clothes to make turnournequets. the men and women still treating the wounded at some of the best hospitals in the world, to the priests who opened their churches and ministers to the hurt and the fearful and the
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good people of boston who opened the homes to the victims of those attacked and those shaken by it. you want to know who we are, what america is how we respond to evil? that's it. self-lessly, compassionately, unafraid. in the coming days we will pursue every effort to get to the bottom of what happened and we will continue to remain vigilant. i directed my administration to take appropriate security measures to protect the american people and this is a good time for all of us to remember that we all have a part to play in alerting authorities, if you see something suspicious. speak up. i have extraordinary confidence in the men and women of the fbi, the boston police department and the other agencies that responded soichiroically and effectively in the aftermath of yesterday's events. i'm very grateful for the leadership of governor patrick and mayor menino and i know
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even as we protect our people and aggressively pursue this investigation, the people of boston will continue to respond in the same proud and heroic ways they have thus far and their fellow americans will be there right there with them. thank you very much, and you can expect further briefings from our law enforcement officials, as the day goes on. when we have more details, they will be disclosed. what i have indicated to you is what we know now. we know bombs that were set off, we know that obviously they did some severe damage. we do not know who did them we do not know whether this is an act of an organization or an individual or individuals. we don't have a sense of motive yet. so everything else at this point is speculation, but as we receive more information, as the fbi has more information, as our counterterrorism team has more
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information, we will make sure to keep and you the american people posted. all right. thank you very much everybody. >> president obama at the white house just now saying there is still so much we do not know about the bombings in boston yesterday, we don't know who did them, the president said whether it was the act of an organization or individuals, or the motivations of what may be behind this. police and federal agents appealed to the public on tuesday to amateur video, photographs that might yield clues to the boston marathon bombing. we have norah o'donnell from the scene. do you have more? >> it is interesting to hear the president say clearly we're at the beginning of this investigation and how little we know. we heard earlier today from the special agent in charge of the fbi's boston field office he said there are no additional specifics here in boston and yet they are on a heightened state of alert. an increased police presence, all throughout the city on the
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public transportation, at the airports, and that's because law enforcement officials say not because of a threat but an abundance of caution, they are hoping interact with the public and get more tips. you heard the president say that too. interesting to hear local officials, federal officials say give us information. if you see something say something. the rule we've heard from the department of homeland security and specifically here in boston they are appealing to spectators, they believe there are hundreds if not thousands of pictures, taken right by the finish line that may hold the keys to finding out just what happened and who did this. so as one person said in a briefing earlier today, we will go to the ends of the earth to bring this person or persons responsible no justice. anthony. >> norah, thanks. as the president says we will find whoever harmed our citizens. the fbi is investigating this as an act of terrorism. major garrett at the white house this morning with more.
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major. >> anthony, that's the word the president did not use in his first remarks in the briefing room yesterday to the twin bombings in boston. he is formally calling it an act of terrorism, the president always refused to say yesterday the president also described this as evil. and he said the american people will not be terrorized also, anthony, the president said he has ordered his administration to take appropriate security measures, not just in boston but in other large american cities. that process began yesterday, no sense from the president that there is any reason to take those security precautions down a notch. i think it's quite obvious from the president's words, the city, capital city other major american cities, will remain on a higher state of alert because of the events in boston. the president did not discourage those cities from doing that and there is no evidence conclude civil whether there is domestic-born terrorism,
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foreign- foreign-born terrorism, or the work of a lone force. >> the bombing called a heinous and cowardly act. it's being investigated as an act of terrorism, but at this point, police and investigators don't know who committed this act or whether it's an act of an organization or individuals. there will be much more on this cbs station at cbsnews.com and a full report on the cbs news from boston tonight. i'm anthony mason in new york. good night. fortunately she posted a reassuring message on her organization's facebook page. our newtown team and family are okay. ed and valerie lucas were among those running on that newtown team. they told "usa today" that they are still in shock and perhaps echoing what so many thought after the newtown tragedy, ed said he can't believe that anyone could do something like this. nora?
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